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Special education is directed towards students with special needs or with disabilities such as: communication challenges, learning challenges, physical disabilities, emotional or mental disorders, behavioural disorders or intellectual giftedness. Special education differs from the regular type of education through the format and the delivery of the knowledge that are both designed in such a way that suits the particular needs of the student that is involved in the process.

Students of special education learn about specific instructional strategies and about alternative teaching methods that suit the category of students that the education addresses. They will develop skills like: creativity – as they will have to apply creative ideas in learning activities, good interpersonal skills, the ability to identify emotions and physical and psychological needs in order to adapt or change teaching strategy. Special education students are desirable to have native qualities, such as: patience, intuition, understanding, flexibility and adaptability.

The typical career paths for graduates of special education degree are: special education teacher, special education counsellor, social/child care worker, teacher assistant, instructional coordinator, occupational therapist.

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Suggested Masters in Special Education

M.A.T Special Education

James Madison University's programs in Special Education are designed to develop and enhance each student's personal and professional growth as an effective, reflective and resilient educator.

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M.Sc. Psychology and Learning Disability

This distance learning Psychology and Learning Disability course at University of Portsmouth enhances knowledge and skills of graduates and experienced practitioners wishing to develop their understanding of people with learning disabilities.

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MEd/PgDip/PgCert Language, Literacies and Dyslexia

The Language, Literacies and Dyslexia programme from the University of Birmingham, is aimed at teachers, speech and language therapists and other professionals working with children, young people and students in further and higher education at pre-16 and FE/HE education levels who have difficulties with learning literacy skills.

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